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C04006v6 Master of Project Management

Award(s): Master of Project Management (MPM)
UAC code: 940103 (Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 001099J
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Credit recognition
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

UTS's Project Management program provides an immersive learning environment for both aspiring and experienced project managers. This course equip students with the underlying knowledge and practical experience that drive project delivery across all industry sectors, from construction to information technology.

The UTS program was the first Australian program to be accredited by the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Global Accreditation Centre. The foundation subjects are compatible with the structures used by the PMI and Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) to certify practitioners.

At a Master's level, students have the opportunity to develop a specialised skillset by choosing a sub-major in business, construction, engineering, IT, local government management, or health, combining project management disciplines with sector-focused knowledge.

To cater for busy work schedules, UTS delivers classes in an intensive block mode. This creates an immersive experience where students work with their peers in a team-based, simulated project environment.

Students also gain practical experience by working on real-life projects, in the classroom, on site or using computer simulations. For example, students have recently developed project plans for the Jack Thompson Foundation, Complimentary Health Care Council of Australia (CHC), and a number of industry associations.

UTS academics are at the forefront of project management research, internationally. This breadth of knowledge ensures that students have access to leading-edge thinking applied in both project-specific and organisational contexts. Our teaching staff also includes specialist guest lecturers from within UTS and institutions and organisations in Australia and overseas.

Graduates possess a detailed understanding of just how project management directly improves business productivity and profitability. They are able to deliver projects that help organisations achieve their strategic objectives.

Course aims

Successful graduates of the course can:

  • select and critically apply relevant theory to practice
  • develop and apply appropriate project management methodologies to suit different project and organisational contexts
  • demonstrate application of reflective practice
  • communicate in a variety of forms across culturally diverse project and organisational contexts
  • demonstrate the capacity to take a leadership role in project, program and portfolio management
  • demonstrate advanced-level skills in managing relationships between key stakeholders in a variety of contexts both in Australia and internationally
  • exhibit an understanding of the application of ethical practice to project governance in a variety of settings both in Australia and internationally
  • select and apply creative problem-solving skills to all phases of the project life cycle
  • apply critical thinking, analytical and research skills to a range of project and program management contexts
  • understand, select from and apply a range of systems thinking approaches to a variety of project and organisational contexts.

Career options

The course is highly regarded by industry as providing in-demand, 'professionally excellent' graduates. Its focus on leadership, program management and governance increases the employability of graduates at senior levels in many local and international industries, including banking and finance, construction and engineering, event management, government, health and IT.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.1 Ability to make ethical judgments in project contexts (Ethical Judgments)
A.2 Ability to manage cultural diversity to meet project objectives (Managing Diversity)
C.1 Ability to effectively use oral communication in projects at a professional level (Oral Communication)
C.2 Ability to effectively use written communication in projects at a professional level (Written Communication)
I.1 Ability to source and apply tools and techniques to meet contextual demands (Technique Application)
I.2 Ability to develop and adapt project management knowledge to meet contextual demands (Knowledge Adaptation)
I.3 Ability to think systemically and incorporate systems thinking approaches into project management (Systems Thinking)
P.1 Ability to apply foundational project management knowledge in projects (Foundational Knowledge)
P.2 Ability to apply and extend advanced project management knowledge (Advanced Knowledge)
P.3 Ability to manage project activities from an organisational perspective (Organisational Management)
P.4 Ability to apply and analyse Project Management Information System concepts (Information Systems Concepts)
P.5 Ability to actively reflect on, and improve, project practice (Practice Improvement)
P.6 Ability to lead and manage project teams, and work as a project team member at a professional level (Teams and Leadership)
R.1 Ability to think critically and synthesise complex data (Critical Engagement)
R.2 Ability to define, initiate, and conduct research projects (Research)

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants must have one of the following:

  • a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or equivalent, or
  • a UTS Graduate Certificate in Project Management with a pass average or above (from 2019 applicants with a completed UTS Graduate Certificate in Project Management are required to have a credit average or above).

Applications based on a UTS recognised bachelor's degree or equivalent must provide the following:

  • a minimum of six months' relevant work experience (see note below), and
  • a CV clearly articulating project management experience
  • a personal statement (max. 300 words) explaining the reasons for wanting to study project management and demonstrating an understanding of basic project management concepts gained from work experience and knowledge of course expectations.

Note: Work experience from within the following ANZSCO Occupation descriptors is deemed as relevant: 13. Specialist Managers, 22. Business, Human Resources and Marketing Professionals, 23. Design, Engineering, Science and Transport Professions, 26. ICT Professions, 31. Engineering, ICT and Science Technicians, 33. Construction Trades Workers, 34. Electrotechnology and Telecommunication Trades Workers and 51. Office Managers and Program Administrators.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Credit recognition

Exemptions of up to 24 credit points may be given for equivalent prior learning. Applicants with a four-year degree in a related field of study may be given up to 24 credit points of exemptions.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a one-and-a-half-year, full-time or three-year, part-time basis. Because the intensive workshops are widely spaced throughout the year, many students choose to accelerate the part-time master's program and complete it within two years.

Course structure

Students choose 72 credit points from a list of compulsory and elective subjects.

Course completion requirements

CBK90603 PM Foundation 24cp
CBK90860 Project Management (Advanced) 48cp
Total 72cp

Course program

A typical course program is shown below.

Spring commencing
Year 1
Spring session
15312 Project Communication, HR and Stakeholders   6cp
15319 Project Risk, Procurement and Quality Management   6cp
15316 Project Time and Cost Management   6cp
15310 Scope and Integration Management   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
CBK90860 Project Management (Advanced) 48cp  
Spring session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
CBK90860 Project Management (Advanced) 48cp  
Year 1
Autumn session
15312 Project Communication, HR and Stakeholders   6cp
15319 Project Risk, Procurement and Quality Management   6cp
15316 Project Time and Cost Management   6cp
15310 Scope and Integration Management   6cp
Spring session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
CBK90860 Project Management (Advanced) 48cp  
Year 2
Autumn or Spring session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
CBK90860 Project Management (Advanced) 48cp  

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Project Management (C11005), the Graduate Diploma in Project Management (C07004) and the Master of Project Management. Each stage is self-contained and can be undertaken through part-time or full-time study.

The graduate diploma is offered as an exit point for students who do not wish to go on to complete the master's degree but who otherwise finish with 48 credit points. Direct entry to the graduate diploma is not available.

Articulation from the graduate certificate to the Master of Project Management is allowed with the approval of the course director.

Professional recognition

This program is accredited by the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Global Accreditation Centre for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
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